Mrs. Frances Juanita Wright Beard, 87, went to be with the Lord Friday, February 20, 2015.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in Jernigan Warren Chapel with Pastor Wiley Hughes presiding. The burial will follow at LaFayette Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Jernigan Warren Funeral Home.
Frances was a member of Mt. Carmel Pentecostal/Destiny Now for over 40 years. She attended Massey Hill High School, where she was a mascot; she later earned her degree at Pineland College for Women. She also worked at a local bakery and for Ed Fleishman’s Big Store for many years. She later went back to night school and took courses to work as a legal secretary. She was a very dedicated military wife. In her later years, she became a caregiver to children. After retiring she loved to travel with her husband Junior to Florida and the mountains.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Junior Beard; 2 sons, Michael Blane Wright and wife Sharron of Dunn and Christopher Graham Wright of Jasper, TN; daughter, Karen Wright Maness and husband Shane of Greenville; 2 step-daughters, Myra Elizabeth Cowart of Stark, FL and Delores Grohmann and husband Hank of Newport, NC; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; beloved granddaughter, Cindy Jo Weber of Fayetteville; and three nieces, Barbara O’Sullivan, Martha DeGladen and Suzanne Edge; and nephew, Todd Edge and wife, Debbie.
Thank you to my loving husband for his continued love and support; and to my daughter, Kelly Maness Lewis and husband Tracy for being my right arm through her Grandmother’s sickness. Thank you also for the love and support of our son, Danie Kerbel Maness and wife Sarah. To all of those who have not been mentioned, you are not forgotten. Thank you for your love and support in Mom’s final days.
Mama, you will always be on our minds and in our hearts til we see you again. Love Michael, Chris and Karen.